GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Environmental Health & Safety
RESPONSIBLE OFFICE: MU Environmental Health & Safety
The University of Missouri (MU) is responsible for developing and implementing programs and policies to ensure that MU is in compliance with all applicable environmental health and safety regulations and provides a safe work environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors as outlined in the Collected Rules & Regulations.
The Chancellor of University of Missouri has delegated the university’s responsibility through the Vice Chancellor for Operations to MU Environmental Health & Safety (EHS).
MU ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY
- Emergency Situations. In case of life safety matters or imminent danger to life or health, the Director of EHS or designee has the authority to order the cessation of the activity until the hazardous condition is abated or adequate measures are taken to minimize exposure to the campus community and the public from such a condition.
- Statutory Compliance. Develop programs and policies to ensure that MU is in compliance with all laws and applicable regulations; to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff; and to ensure the proper use, storage, and disposal of biological, chemical, radioactive materials, and any other hazardous materials.
- Training & Documentation. Provide faculty, staff, and students with the relevant rules, the necessary training, and the appropriate resources to comply with standards and regulations, to maintain an appropriately safe work environment, and to maintain appropriate documentation that standards and regulations are being met.
STUDENT, FACULTY, STAFF, AND VISITOR RESPONSIBILITY
- Comply with Rules and Regulations. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Missouri have the responsibility and obligation to act in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations.
- It is the responsibility of individual faculty, staff, and students to be informed of applicable rules and regulations and to comply with these rules and regulations. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations constitutes possible grounds for dismissal of students and termination for cause of faculty and staff.
- In unusual situations where the University is exempt from regulatory jurisdiction due to its status as a government entity, faculty, staff, and students still have an obligation for knowledge of the risk and meeting the intent of the regulations.
- It is also the responsibility of individual faculty, staff and students having actual knowledge that the actions of visitors are in violation of applicable rules and regulations to inform the visitor(s) of that known fact and to take reasonable steps in an effort to stop such action.
- UMSYS Policy: CRR 85:010 Risk Management (2007)
- CRR 85.020 Hazardous Chemicals and Radioactive Materials (2007)
- MU Policy: Delegation of authority from Chancellor to EHS